Dallas Council Discusses ‘Complete Streets Initiative’

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In its regular council briefing session, members heard proposals for what’s called a “Complete Streets Initiative,” in which streets are thought of as more than just a way for cars to get around.

The council was briefed on ways the city could use an $800,000 grant to expand and redesign the uses of streets to include more bicyclists and pedestrians.

Dwaine Caraway even floated the possibility of closing Main Street to cars and trying to create a pedestrian zone to rival San Antonio’s River Walk.

Some councilmembers thought smaller steps could be taken right away without slogging through the process of reviewing how to spend a grant.

It was suggested changes could come relatively easily, as in creating special-use lanes when city streets are being re-striped.


One Comment

  1. db says:

    Sure would like some bike lanes so that the motorists would quit yelling at me to get out of the stret.

  2. kris kris says:

    How about you create streets we can maybe just DRIVE on. The roads in this town are so freaking bad.

  3. j johnson says:

    lower our property taxes…….highest in the country……..worst streets in texas….too much waste in our counsel……stop the wasteful spending and fix our streets……….

  4. brent says:

    really dumb…. fix the POT HOLES! that would be a good start

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